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British newspapers report on the Woolwich attack (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

The Woolwich murderers were motivated by a particular brand of theology

A painting by Mexican artist Martha Orozco featuring six priests canonised by Pope John Paul II in 2000

As the sacrifice of the Mexican martyrs shows, anti-Catholicism will always rebound on itself

Cardinal Keith O'Brien – how is the Church dealing with complaints? AP Photo

This is not the time for Catholics to circle the wagon

Malta's Gianluca Bezzina, centre, performs during the second semifinal of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest Photo: PA

I hope that Gianluca Bezzina brings Malta to victory in this year’s contest

The then Cardinal Bergoglio on the Buenos Aires subway (AP Photo/Pablo Leguizamon, File)

When it comes to the Catholic Church people think they know it all

Virtually a national treasure (Peter Macdiarmid/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

The truth the mob clings to is often fragile

Leonardo di Caprio plays Gatsby in Baz Luhrmann's new film

How will the Baz Luhrmann film, out in the UK next week, confront its existential themes?

Giulio Andreotti, right, would 'never tell you what he was thinking' (Photo: PA)

Andreotti, who has died aged 94, was nicknamed the ‘Eternal One’ of Italian politics. He was the opposite of bunga-bunga loving Berlusconi

David and Victoria Beckham with their children Romeo, Cruz and Brooklyn Photo: PA

We should return to the days when children were named after saints rather than following the example of celebrities

Ed Miliband and Hastings parliamentry candidate Sarah Owen claim victory in yesterday's elections (Photo: PA)

We seem to be moving away from mass movements towards a more atomised society. What can we do about it?